Get to know the first six guest of Textures! Already six creative minds featured on our podcast!

Textures is a podcast I started about art, design and entrepreneurship. I chat with artists, designers, creators and innovators – the people who add texture to the fabric of our world. In each episode we speak with a creative mind and discuss their work and how they made it happen. Let’s support our creative community!

Crystalyn Aucoin, Jewelry Designer – Ep. 6

In 2016, Crystalyn Aucoin Iost her husband Ryan to cancer after a two-year battle. His life, his encouraging words, and his death opened her eyes to unapologetically living her purpose. With that pursuit in mind, she formed “Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry,” with the goal of inspiring women to overcome hardships and live a purposeful life. Most importantly, this jewelry line continues to honor her late husband Ryan by donating a percentage of sales to cancer-related non-profits that are helping families dealing with the burden of cancer. Listen to Crystalyn talk about her journey and the genesis of Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry.

If you want to learn more about Crystalyn’s work visit her website at and follow her on Instagram @crystalynaucoinjewlery


Kathleen Currie, Aromatherapist – Ep. 5

Kathleen Currie founded her company Smoke Perfume & Co. in 2013. Drawing on her background as a massage therapist and aromatherapist, Kathleen began with launching a single scent that was as evocative as it was therapeutic. This signature scent sparked a cult following, and the company has now expanded to offer a variety of high-quality products using ethically sourced, all-natural ingredients and sustainable, thoughtfully designed packaging. Inspired by the company’s home base of New Orleans, as well as travel, wellness, herbalism, and nature, Smoke Perfume & Co. offers an elegant and unique solution to modern artisinal perfumery.

If you want to learn more about Kathleen and Smoke Perfume & Co. visit their website at and follow on Instagram @smokeperfume


Alex Geriner, Furniture Maker – Ep. 4

Alex Geriner is founder and designer of Doorman Designs a company based in New Orleans that creates stunning handmade furniture using reclaimed woods and materials found throughout the Gulf South. Alex started by building his own bed in his backyard and turned his passion into a successful business shipping furniture all over the world. Alex talks about how the rebirth of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina gave him the energy to fully embrace his passion for furniture making. Starting his business on Etsy, Alex began creating bed frames out of salvaged doors building a customer base and eventually designing a wider range of furniture including lighting, coffee tables, nightstands, and dinning room tables.

If you want to learn more about Alex and his work visit his website or on Instagram @doormandesigns.


Jacqueline Marque, Photographer – Ep. 3

Jacqueline Marque is an editorial and commercial photographer based in New Orleans. Her specialty is capturing people and interiors. Jacqueline’s clients range from interior designers and lifestyle publications, to companies both big and small. As a teenager Jacqueline began taking photos on the streets her hometown of New Orleans. Her innate curiosity and love of connecting with people led to a career in photojournalism. Graduating from Boston University in 1997 with a degree in photojournalism, Jacqueline began a long and successful career capturing everything from sports and news to people and interiors.

If you want to learn more about Jacqueline go to her website or follow her on instagram at @jmarquephoto.


Sarah House, Ceramic Artist – Ep. 2

Sarah House is ceramic artist who works in clay by creating sculpture inspired by natural fractals. She earned a bachelor from Tyler School of Art, and a masters at Tulane University. Her work earned her international recognition, and has been globally exhibited. Sarah’s work stems from a love and fascination with the natural world, particularly the self-similar patterns known as fractals, the patterns by which the universe has organized itself. Through ceramic sculpture Sarah explores the ubiquitous nature and similar appearance fractals share throughout nature. Sarah’s studio is based in New Orleans.

To learn more about her work visit her website at and Sarah’s Instagram @sarahhouseart.


Valerie Legras, Interior Designer – Ep. 1

Listen to our first episode where I talk about the genesis of my own company Valerie Legras Atelier, growing up in Epernay, France and how I ended up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stay tuned for new episodes and don’t forget to subscribe and share it with your friends. Follow us on Instagram @textures.podcast. Don’t be shy leave us a review! Reviewing on your favorite platform is a great way to support our creative community!